Even though I’m not an Argyle resident, I find myself completely intrigued with the political scene. In many cases it is no different than any other political campaign. You’ve got the criminals, the idiots, the booze and the one with big boobs. But just for fun let’s dissect the situation, shall we?
I find it totally interesting that Schroetke and Landrum are running against each other. They’ve served on the same council merrily for years now, so why would it be that they suddenly want to run against each other? For some good laughs, let’s all vote (completely anonymous, so go for it!)
Guess which option I picked? [Insert eye roll and sheepish grin here]
Do these people think everyone in Argyle is stupid? I mean COME ON. How lame do you have to be to approve 32 gas wells within a shot-put’s distance of your schools? How insane do you have to be to approve a dangerous industrial gas processing facility in the middle of a neighborhood and within 100 feet of a kid’s bedroom window? Oh wait, maybe we’ll just install one of those fancy-pants, underground, vapor recovery units that Mayor Landrum speaks so highly of and all the pollution will go away. But then again, Spilliams Williams is such the exemplary operator, maybe the town council should require EACH Argyle resident do their part to help the imaginary gas shortage and put a rig in their front yards . . . because we will run out of water way before we run out of gas.
Speaking of imaginary shortages, yesterday I had the pleasure of reading Bonny Haynes article “Facts dispel misleading email letter.” For a moment, I was hopeful it was entitled “Facts display why we voted yes to poison the school kids with gas-drilling toxins,” or “Facts dispel why we voted to devalue homes by installing industrial equipment in a residential neighborhood”, but sadly it was not. Bonny stated she feels sorry for those who voted for Matt Smith. Stupidly, Matt received a DWI back in January . . . and seriously, dude, no one enjoys an adult beverage more than RS, but next time wait until you get home to pop the top.
Honestly, I wish Bonny, or any of the current council members, felt feel sorry for the kids sitting on the sidelines with asthma because they can’t breathe while Hilltop is drilling and fracking (repeat: 31 more times) or the nosebleeds and other ailments those next to Argyle Central suffer from (repeat: forever) because of the industrial gas equipment installed next to their homes.
It would be nice if just one of the current Argyle council members had enough intelligence, or at least dignity, to do even a little research before they ran the town into the ground.
Sadly, greed is legal.
I mean seriously, what the frack is going on in this town? We have a bunch of calculating criminals in office that for two years no one has been willing to take head on until now — and it took a guy who is apparently unafraid of a good bar fight. That’s who you have to vote for. But you gotta chose one. Who will it be?
If you are asking yourself, why does RS care if she can’t even vote in Argyle (which, btw, I’d love to, but that would be voter fraud and house arrest does not sound like fun to me)? Because our daughter goes to Argyle schools and we live near the monstrosity of industrial equipment that RS knows for sure Greg Landrum, Wayne Holt, Bonny Haynes, and who knows who else has been profiting from at the expense of our families health.
P.S. from R.S. to W.H. You hoped no one knew. They know.